The Paris of Colette

Walk proposed by Visites au fil de l'art


Enjoy a guided tour in the streets of the capital, following the footsteps of a writer unconditionally in love with Paris: Colette! You will take an itinerary of about two hours, in the XVIth and VIIIth arrondissements, in order to apprehend the numerous aspects of her life, both known and more secret. Mélanie will guide you through Colette's Paris, from her literature to the places where she lived.

To know

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, known as Colette, was born in January 1873. She is a woman of letters, known both in France and abroad for her famous novels: Chéri, Le Blé en herbe or Gigi. Her bisexuality, affirmed and claimed, occupies a large place in her life and her work. She was the second woman to be elected member of the Goncourt Academy in 1945, and even became its president between 1949 and 1954, the year she died in her beloved Paris.

In this walk, from the Place Victor Hugo to the Champs-Elysées, you will follow the Colette mime, actress, journalist... a strong and independent woman, in love with freedom. This visit, illustrated by archival documents, will make you discover the adventures of this extraordinary woman, a tireless worker!

Mélanie Després, guide-lecturer since 2009, art historian and founder of Visites au fil de l'art, will reveal all of Colette's secrets. She is constantly developing new thematic tours and will take you on the trail of the greatest artists.

Our secret

Attached in the collective imagination to the Palais-Royal, where she spent her last years, Colet

Shhhh... it's a secret!
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Practice info:

Saturday June 12 at 11am.

Duration: about 2 hours.
Meeting point at the Victor Hugo metro station. Your name will be on the list.
Don't forget your mask!

Rue Victor Hugo, Paris
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